Quick answer
"Call" is a noun which is often translated as "la llamada", and "name" is a noun which is often translated as "el nombre". Learn more about the difference between "call" and "name" below.
call(
kal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (telecommunications)
a. la llamada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have to make a call to the bank as soon as it opens.Tengo que hacer una llamada al banco en cuanto abra.
b. el llamado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got a call from someone in Buenos Aires.Recibí un llamado de alguien en Buenos Aires.
2. (cry)
a. la llamada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I heard a call for help in the woods.Oí una llamada de auxilio en el bosque.
b. el llamado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They had no option but to respond to his call.No tuvieron otra opción más que acudir a su llamado.
c. el grito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of an animal)
We wanted to explore the cave, but we heard a bear call from inside.Queríamos explorar la cueva, pero oímos un grito de oso desde el interior.
d. el canto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a bird)
The mockingbird mimics the calls of other birds.El sinsonte imita los cantos de otros pájaros.
e. el reclamo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a bird)
The bird's call lures the quails out when we go hunting.El reclamo del pájaro atrae a las codornices cuando salimos a cazar.
3. (summons or request)
a. el llamamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They settled under the threat of a strike call.Llegaron a un acuerdo bajo la amenaza de un llamamiento a la huelga.
b. el llamado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Community leaders issued a call to the public to attend a peace rally.Los líderes comunitarios hicieron un llamado al público para que asistieran a una manifestación por la paz.
c. la convocatoria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The regulations require that the call to convene be published at least five days prior.Los reglamentos exigen que la convocatoria se publique con por lo menos cinco días de antelación.
4. (lure)
a. la llamada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The call of the sea pulled him away.Lo arrastró la llamada del mar.
5. (visit)
a. la visita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Catherine paid her mother a call to see how she was doing.Catherine le hizo una visita a su mamá para ver cómo se encontraba.
b. la escala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ship’s first call will be in Puerto Vallarta.La primera escala del crucero será en Puerto Vallarta.
6. (religious)
a. la llamada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Carlos has decided to answer the call to become a priest.Carlos ha decidido responder a la llamada a ser sacerdote.
7. (reason)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was no call for sending that letter.No hubo motivo para enviar esa carta.
b. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was no call for such rudeness, young man. Apologize to your sister.No hubo necesidad de tal grosería jovencito. Pídele disculpas a tu hermana.
8. (demand)
a. la demanda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With these hot days we’ve been having, there’s not much call for sweaters.Con estos días de calor que hemos tenido, no hay mucha demanda de suéteres.
9. (cards)
a. la declaración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Whose call is it?¿A quién le toca la declaración?
10. (military)
a. el toque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Halfway through the massacre, the call to retreat was sounded.A mitad de la masacre, se sonó el toque de retirada.
11. (sports)
a. la decisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fans are not happy with the referee’s call.Los aficionados no están contentos con la decisión del árbitro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to telephone)
a. llamar
Are you going to call your mom on Mother's Day? - Of course I am.¿Vas a llamar a tu mamá en el Día de las Madres? - Por supuesto que sí.
b. telefonear
He calls his children every night when he's on a business trip.Telefonea a sus hijos todas las noches cuando está en viajes de negocios.
13. (to shout)
a. llamar
I thought I heard someone calling me but I must have imagined it.Creí que oí a alguien llamándome pero debí imaginarlo.
14. (to name)
a. llamar
What are they going to call her?¿Cómo la van a llamar?
b. poner de nombre
They're going to call him Francisco.Le van a poner Francisco de nombre.
c. llamarse
What do you call a chair in German?¿Cómo se llama una silla en alemán?
15. (to consider)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He took a weekend course and now he calls himself an expert.Tomó un curso de fin de semana y ahora se considera un experto.
How's the food at the new restaurant? - I wouldn't call it bad, but it isn't good either.¿Qué tal es la comida del restaurante nuevo? - No diría que es mala, pero tampoco buena.
16. (to summon)
a. llamar
Honey, can you call the children in for dinner please?Cariño, ¿puedes llamar a los niños a cenar por favor?
b. convocar
We called this meeting to discuss a very pressing issue.Convocamos esta reunión para discutir un asunto muy apremiante.
c. hacer venir a
If she goes into shock, you’ll need to call the doctor.Si entra en shock, tendrás que hacer venir al médico.
17. (to awaken)
a. despertar
I asked the front desk to call me at 6:00 am.Le pedí a la recepción que me llamara a las 6:00 am.
18. (cards)
a. declarar
Rodney called a double.Rodney declaró un doble.
19. (to end)
a. suspender (sports)
They called the game due to bad weather.Suspendieron el partido debido al mal tiempo.
20. (to demand payment of)
a. exigir
After three months of failing to pay, the bank can call the loan.Después de tres meses de no pagar, el banco puede exigir el pago del préstamo.
21. (sports)
a. pitar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The ref called Jonathan for traveling.El árbitro pitó pasos a Jonathan.
b. cobrar
I don't understand why this ref never calls penalties on Brazilian teams!No entiendo por qué este árbitro nunca les cobra penal a los equipos brasileros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
22. (to telephone)
a. llamar
Is John home? - Who's calling?¿Se encuentra John? - ¿Quién llama?
23. (to attract attention)
a. pedir
She called for help when she woke up from the accident.Pidió ayuda al despertar del accidente.
b. llamar
Maria called to her friends to come outside to see the beautiful sunset.María llamó a sus amigos a salir a ver la hermosa puesta de sol.
24. (to visit)
a. pasar
Aunt Lupe is planning to call on us later today.Tía Lupe está planeando pasar a vernos hoy al rato.
b. venir
I really appreciate you calling on me. You’ve been very helpful.Muchas gracias por venir. Me has ayudado mucho.
c. visitar
We must remember to call on you when we travel to London in the spring.Tenemos que recordar visitarte cuando viajemos a Londres en la primavera.
25. (cards)
a. ver (in poker)
Are you going to call or fold?¿Vas a ver o retirarte?
b. declarar (in bridge)
It’s your turn to call.Te toca declarar.
26. (to appeal to)
a. apelar
The coaches of both teams called on fans to avoid the use of insulting language.Los entrenadores de ambos equipos apelaron a los fanáticos a evitar el uso de palabras groseras.
b. recurrir
I think it’s time to call on your friend in the senate to see if he can help.Creo que es hora de recurrir a tu amigo en el senado para ver si puede ayudar.
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name(
neym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (forename)
a. el nombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My name is James.Mi nombre es James.
2. (surname)
a. el apellido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Gonzalez is a very common name in Latin America.González es un apellido muy común en Latinoamérica.
3. (reputation)
a. la fama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It would seem that he deserves his good name.Parece ser que se merece su buena fama.
b. la reputación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Maintaining the dignity of my family's name is all that matters to me.Lo único que me importa es mantener la dignidad de la reputación de mi familia.
4. (person)
a. la figura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All of the biggest names in fashion are going to be at the show.Todas las más importantes figuras de la moda van a estar en la presentación.
5. (insult)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ben came home from school in tears because people had been calling him names.Ben regresó a casa llorando porque le habían estado insultando.
Mom, they always make fun of me and call me names.Mamá, siempre se burlan de mí y me insultan.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to give a name)
a. llamar
We've agreed to name our baby Luis, after my wife's grandfather.Hemos acordado llamar a nuestro bebé Luis, en honor al abuelo de mi esposa.
b. poner
The actor named his son Kal-El. Can you believe it?El actor le puso Kal-El a su hijo. ¿Lo puedes creer?
7. (to mention)
a. nombrar
You weren't named in the will.No te nombraron en el testamento.
8. (to appoint)
a. nombrar
Percy Weasley was just named a prefect.Acaban de nombrar a Percy Weasley como monitor.
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